The inaugural , benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project, is ready to go come June 9.
Organizer, Upper Gwynedd resident and Army veteran Mike “Bishop” Rieg has met with Sgt. Alex Kromdyk of Lansdale Police about a route for the one-hour walk, and Rieg will be briefing the Public Safety Committee this evening on the progress.
The walk will begin at Trinity Lutheran Church. The route will continue east on Main Street to Memorial Park.
There will be a loop around , and then back to Main Street, westbound to Trinity Lutheran Church.
Rieg said there is a possibility to use Memorial Park within the walk.
The event, which falls right in between Lansdale Day and the Under the Lights Car Show, is one of many Pennsylvania Hometown Hero Walks occurring in June in small towns across the state.
It is an offshoot of the Pennsylvania Hero Walk, where people walk 320 miles along the shoulder of Route 30 – 25 miles a day – from the Philadelphia Museum of Art to Wayne, PA.
Walkers would donate $20 and walk for an hour along the route. Money would also be raised through T-shirt sales.
Along the way, walkers pick up litter and ask for donations.
Stay tuned to Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch for further updates on this new event.